Robert S.B Clark, MD has been appointed Chief of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Clark attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed residency training in pediatrics at the University of Utah. He began his training in pediatric critical care at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 1992. He joined the faculty in 1995, achieving tenure in 2002.
Dr. Clark has amassed an extremely impressive research portfolio focusing on brain injury, in particular exploring mechanisms of cell death, the biologic basis for gender differences in outcome from brain injury, and novel therapeutic targets. He has received multiple NIH awards for this work and has been continuously NIH funded since 1996. He has also received awards from the Society of Critical Care Medicine 1995-1998, 2001- 2003, and 2009. Dr. Clark has written or coauthored 100 original research reports. His work has appeared in JCI, JBC, and many other leading journals in neuroscience, critical care, pediatrics and immunology. Dr. Clark serves on the editorial board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine since 2001 and on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurotrauma since 2003.
Dr. Clark became the Associate Director for the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research in 2001 and the Program Director for the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program in 2002. He has mentored multiple research fellows to careers as funded clinician scientists. Despite his research related activities and a busy lecture schedule, Dr. Clark maintains an active clinical practice. He is described by the critical care fellows as a fantastic bedside teacher, a supportive friend, and a great storyteller.